Spanish Princess Cristina to face tax fraud trial

December 22, 2014 12:47 pm

A court on the island of Mallorca ordered Princess Cristina, 49, to stand trial on two counts of accessory to tax fraudThe Spanish king’s sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband’s business dealings.

It is the first time for modern Spain to put a royal family member in the dock to face trial.

The charges were brought as part of an investigation into the business dealings of Cristina’s husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, accused of embezzling millions in public funds through his non-profit Noos Foundation.

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